There seems to have been much more of a run on singable guys by almost every team that I expected. From the sounds of the comments on the draft threads, I was not alone.
The Rays are a team that seems to understand how to mine value out of their entire operation. The selected Guerreri who should cost a bundle to sign. I am assuming that they thought the pick made sense on their cost benefit analysis. Do you believe that they thought Guerreri had a unique value compared to the other high school arms that they would later pass over like Henry Owens, Daniel Norris, or Dillon Howard.
I would be disappointed to hear that their draft budget had a hard cap forcing the selection lesser players. This is afterall a team with an operating budget of that can afford to spend more than $10 million each season on free agents. Given the MLB salary structure of players in their first 6 seasons, isn't there a more compelling case for the Rays (or any team) to devote more resources to the draft than to free agents than they do?
Realizing it is not who you draft but who you can sign that counts, is it your gut feeling right now that your team
Over emphasized signability over talent and will not get the impact players they needed. (10 votes)
Over emphasized talent over signability and will regret the ones who got away. (3 votes)
Got the right mix and will look back fondly on this draft. (10 votes)
Is the Red Sox and doesn't understand the concept of draftees attending college. (5 votes)
28 total votes